The Fulbright Association marked its 40th Anniversary by gathering our community for our annual conference, “Fulbright: Now More Than Ever,” from November 4 – 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Attendees at our 40th annual conference heard from extraordinary speakers, engaged in provocative panels, and benefited from extensive networking opportunities. Our conference venue was in the heart of Washington, D.C., with easy access to the downtown area and the National Mall. With a variety of opportunities to connect with fellow Fulbright alumni, share and discuss scholarly research, and build relationships within the international education community, the conference wasa highlight for the 350+ participants who joined us!

Overview of the 2017 Conference Schedule:
Saturday, November 4:

  • Chapter Leadership Workshop (all day)
  • Opening reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Sunday, November 5:

  • Conference sessions and panels (all day)
  • Career Counseling Sessions for Young Professionals
  • Awards Gala at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Monday, November 6:

  • Fulbright Association Annual Meeting
  • Conference sessions and panels (all day)
  • Training session for Advocacy Day participants
  • Reception at the Embassy of Canada to the United States (6:00-8:00pm)
  • Tuesday, November 7:

  • Fulbright Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
  • Closing reception at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C. (5:30-8:00pm)

  • Advocacy for the Fulbright Program and its continued funding is vital to the Fulbright Association mission, and in 2017, we added a new component to our conference program: a Fulbright Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on November 7. Conference attendees had the exciting opportunity to speak with members of Congress about their Fulbright experience alongside dedicated volunteers, board members, and Fulbright Association staff. All Advocacy Day participants received valuable professional development training on effective messaging strategies, and learned about the federal budget process and funding of international exchange programs.

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    The Fulbright Association thanks the 40th Annual Conference sponsors:

    University of Arkansas

    Auburn University

    German Academic Exchange Service

    The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

    Fodor's Travel

    Mercer University

    Texas A&M University San Antonio

    Thrivent Financial

    University of the Incarnate Word

    University of South Florida

    Information on the 2016 conference can be found here.